Community Grants Scheme to open
The Vale’s Executive has decided to open the community grants scheme for applications. Community groups and town and parish councils can apply for grants from £500 to £5,000 from 28 January. The awarding of grants is subject to the Council approving a budget for community grants for 2011/12 at its meeting on 23 February.
Subject to the approval of a budget the area committees and Executive will meet in Abingdon on 6 April 2011 to determine applications that fit the community grant criteria. Applications for these meetings need to be submitted by 2 March 2011. Subject to budget the area committees and Executive will also meet in October to determine applications.
The community grants scheme can be used to support a wide variety of ‘one off’ projects that help to improve quality of life in the Vale. The Executive has decided that community groups can apply for a grant towards the cost of revenue or capital projects. Town and parish councils can only apply towards the cost of capital projects.
Organisations interested in making an application should visit the council’s website
where further information and a link to an online application form are available. Alternatively telephone the grants team on 01491 823614.